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MSC Grandiosa to Sail from Port Canaveral



MSC Grandiosa to Port Canaveral

MSC Cruises, renowned for its innovative approach to cruising, has unveiled plans for a significant expansion at Port Canaveral, promising an array of exciting opportunities for cruise enthusiasts. In a press release today, the company announced the addition of a second ship, MSC Grandiosa, to its roster at the Central Florida port, commencing operations in December 2025. This expansion is part of MSC Cruises' commitment to enhancing its presence in the United States.


The introduction of MSC Grandiosa alongside the beloved MSC Seashore is set to provide guests with a broader selection of cruise experiences, focusing on both 7-night voyages and shorter excursions to The Bahamas.

According to Rubén A. Rodríguez, President of MSC Cruises USA, "The Winter 2025-2026 season will mark our largest presence in the U.S. to date, and our expansion at Port Canaveral is a big part of that." He emphasized the company's dedication to meeting cruisers' diverse preferences by offering two modern and glamorous vessels, each with distinctive itineraries tailored to appeal to a wide range of travelers.


Itinerary Highlights:

  • MSC Grandiosa: Guests can indulge in alternating 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries featuring calls at captivating destinations such as Nassau, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Puerto Plata, San Juan, and more.

  • MSC Seashore: This ship will embark on 3- and 4-night cruises to Nassau and Ocean Cay, with select itineraries offering an extra day at sea for added relaxation and enjoyment.

Capt. John Murray, CEO of Port Canaveral, expressed his enthusiasm for MSC Cruises' decision to introduce MSC Grandiosa to the North American market from their port. "We are honored that MSC Cruises chose Port Canaveral for the North American debut of their magnificent MSC Grandiosa," he remarked, highlighting the mutual commitment to success shared between the cruise line and the port.


MSC Grandiosa: A Marvel at Sea

MSC Grandiosa offers an array of luxurious amenities that cater to every traveler’s desires. Let’s dive into the details:

  1. Multiple Restaurants: Grandiosa boasts a variety of dining options, from elegant main dining rooms to specialty restaurants. Whether you crave Italian cuisine, fresh seafood, or international flavors, there’s something for everyone.

  2. Pools and Hot Tubs: Relax and soak up the sun in style! Grandiosa features multiple pools where you can take a refreshing dip or unwind in a hot tub. The poolside bars ensure you stay hydrated while enjoying the views.

  3. Aquapark: Thrill-seekers will love the Wild Forest Aquapark, one of the most intricate water parks at sea. It includes three twisting slides and a Himalayan rope bridge – perfect for family fun and adventure.

  4. State-of-the-Art Theater: Prepare to be entertained! The Carousel Lounge hosts exclusive signature shows, combining delicious pre-show dinners with captivating performances.

  5. Champagne Bar: For a touch of elegance, head to the chic Champagne Bar. Sip on first-rate bubbly, indulge in fresh oysters, caviar, and fish, and revel in the sophisticated ambiance.

  6. Edge Cocktail Bar: Gather with friends at the Edge Cocktail Bar before dinner. It’s an ideal spot for aperitifs and refreshing drinks.

  7. Horizon Bar: With magnificent sea views, the Horizon Bar is the place to be. Savor fantastic cocktails while watching the waves.

  8. Le Grand Casino: Feeling lucky? Hit the jackpot at the spacious Casino Bar, where a wide variety of selected cocktails awaits.

  9. Piano Lounge: Enjoy intimate evenings at the elegant Piano Lounge, where live music sets the mood.

  10. TV Studio & Bar: This high-tech, multi-purpose space houses a radio broadcast suite and a TV studio broadcasting live shows.

  11. Yacht Club Sun Deck & Bar: Exclusively for Yacht Club suite passengers, this sundeck features its own swimming pool and grill.


Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve: A Tropical Paradise

A highlight of MSC Cruises' offerings is Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, the company's private island destination dedicated to marine conservation. With its pristine beaches, vibrant marine life, and ongoing conservation efforts, Ocean Cay offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of The Bahamas. MSC Cruises plans to enhance guest amenities and experiences at Ocean Cay over the next 12 months, ensuring visitors enjoy an even more enriching and memorable island retreat.


As MSC Cruises continues to innovate and expand its presence in the cruise industry, the addition of MSC Grandiosa at Port Canaveral heralds a new era of exploration and adventure for travelers seeking unforgettable voyages in the Caribbean and beyond.

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